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CarboxyHgb

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
CO BGAS
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Heparinized syringe, Green top (lithium heparin) microtainer - no gel separator tubes, heparinized capillary tubes.
Collection Volume:
0.5 mL microtainer or syringe; (2) 125 uL capillary tubes; 4.0 mL whole blood green top (lithium heparin)tube.
Cause for Rejection:
Clotted, air bubbles, gel separator tubes
Storage:
Room Temp
Availability:
Daily, 24 hours; STAT
Methodology:
Spectrophotometric
Special Instructions:
Deliver immediately to laboratory at room temperature. For Outpatients, test should only be drawn in outpatient locations within the Hospital on the Akron campus.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8417
TAT:
30 minutes for STAT; 15 minutes for ICU STAT
Additional Info:
Reference range: Available on Patient Report.
CPT Code:
82375
Synonyms:
Carbon Monoxide